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-The Cost of Politics in Ghana (2017)

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Afrobarometer Request for Bids

Codeo Questions Security Arrangements For The Polls

Codeo To Observe Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency By-Election On Thursday, January 31, 2019

CODEO to deploy 50 election observers for new regions’ referendum

CSOs petition Nana Addo to demand radical action in corruption fight

Cdd-Ghana Statement On The Up-Coming Referendum On Creation Of Six New Regionsup-Coming Referendum On Creation Of Six New Regions

Gov’t must not interfere in referendum process – CDD-Ghana cautions

Ghana has still not achieved ‘pass mark’ in corruption fight – CDD

Deploy BNI, CID in sting operations to fight corruption – CSOs to Nana Addo

Human Rights Day 2018

Ghana Beyond Aid impossible if we lose fight against corruption – CDD Ghana

Professor Gyimah-Boadi’s acceptance speech at ASA Awards

Afrobarometer leaders receive Distinguished Africanist awards

420K Fee: High cost of politics root of corruption – Professor Prempeh

World AIDS Day: Encourage voluntary testing for youth – CDD-Ghana

World Aids Day 2018: Let’s Secure The Future Of Ghana’s Youth

Democracy Watch Special Edition

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2018

More than a jingle? Making the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda a reality!

Good jobs, economic growth top priorities of African citizens – Afrobarometer Report

Time to redeem Africa from corruption

Long way to press freedom in Africa?

Ghanaians’ support for media freedom drops sharply, study shows

The Cost of Politics in Ghana

2018 World Mental Health Day

What We Know About Political Party Financing & Corruption in Ghana and How We Can Tackle the Problem

Democracy Watch Special Edition

International Day For Universal Access To Information

International Day of Democracy

International Youth Day

CDD-Ghana Celebrates 20 Years Of Promoting Democracy And Good Governance In Ghana

Statement on the nomination of new electoral commission members

CDD-Ghana Grooms Ghana’s Future Guardians of Democracy in Maiden Democracy & Governance Boot Camp

CDD-Ghana Statement To Commemorate 2018 International Women’s Day

CDD-Ghana Statement to Commemorate 2018 International Women’s Day

Dr. Kojo Asante Charges Youth

Ga South District Moves To Improve Its Scores On The District League Table

Use District League Table As A Tool For Development – Cdd Urges Local Authorities

Vol.16, No.1 Strengthening Stakeholder Participation In Decentralized Planning Systems In Ghana By Dr. Franklin Oduro & Paul Osei-Kuffour

H. Kwasi Prempeh Replaces E. Gyimah-Boadi As Executive Director Of Cdd-Ghana

Shama District Assembly Commends CDD-Ghana’s ‘I AM AWARE’ Project

CDD-Ghana Congratulates Ghanaians On The Silver Jubilee Anniversary Of The 4th Republic And The 1992 Constitution

The Statesman 2017

The Spectator 2017

The Independent 2017

The Heritage 2017

The Herald 2017

The Ghanaian Times 2017

The Ghanaian Observer 2017

The Finder 2017

The Crusading Guide 2017

The Chronicle 2017

Public Agenda 2017

Parliamentary News 2017

Daily Post 2017

Daily Guide 2017

Daily Graphic 2017

Daily Dispatch- 2017

International Human Rights Day

Surprising new results of the 2017 Ghana District League Table

CDD-Ghana Trains 22 Volunteers For ‘I AM AWARE’ Project

Ghana’s District League Table 2017

CDD-Ghana Calls For Action Against Growing Super-Sized Presidential Staff And Retinue

Ghana’s District League Table 2016

CDD-Ghana Annual Report 2014-2015

Ghana’s District League Table 2015

Vol.15, No.4 Ethnic Power Relations And Conflict: Lessons From Around The World By Manuel Vogt

Democracy Watch No. 38

Vol.15, No.3 Where Two Or More Are Gathered In The Name Of Politics: Addressing The Problem Of Group Clashes In Ghana’s Elections By Sarah Okaebea Danso & Kwabena Aborampah Mensah

Democracy Watch No. 37

Vol.15, No.2 Inclusive Development: The Case Of The Sada Program In Northern Ghana By Abubakari Abdulai, Paul Osei-Kuffour & Benedict Yiyugsah

Vol. 13 No. 4 Technological Invasion Of Privacy: The Need For Appropriate Responses To The New Surveillance Society In Ghana By Felix Odartey-Wellington

Vol. 13 No. 1 Ghana’s 1992 Constitutional Review Process: Avoiding Errors And Omissions In The Proposed Amendments

Vol.15, No.1 State Of Infrastructure In Ghanaian Schools By Edward F. Ampratwum, Maxwell Agyei Ashon & Regina Tetteh

Vol. 14 No. 1 The Provision Of Gender Friendly Infrastructure In Public Basic Schools In Ghana By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum

Vol. 14 No. 2 Disability And Public Basic School Infrastructure In Ghana By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum And Regina Oforiwa Amanfo

Vol. 14 No. 3 Promoting Transparency And Accountability In Oil And Gas Contracting And Licensing By Maxwell Agyei Ashon, Mohammed Awal & Alicia Sabin

Vol. 14 No. 4 The Case Of Rejected Ballots In Ghana: Illiteracy, Political Protest Or Poor Electoral Management? Part I By Jennifer C. Boylan, Franklin Oduro & Daniel A. Smith

Vol. 13 No. 3 Gaps In Public Basic Education Delivery In Ghana: Perspectives Of Community Scorecards In Two Districts By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum

Vol. 13 No. 3 Gaps In Public Basic Education Delivery In Ghana: Perspectives Of Community Scorecards In Two Districts By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum

Vol.12 No.4 Citizens’ Experiences With School Infrastructure And Learning Inputs In Public Primary Schools In Ghana By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum

Democracy Watch No. 36

Vol.12 No.3 Satisfaction With Education Service Delivery In Public Primary Schools In Ghana By Daniel Armah-Attoh

CDD-Ghana Annual Report 2011-2013

Vol.12 No.2 Parallel Vote Tabulation (Pvt) And Election Credibility By Franklin Oduro

Democracy Watch No. 35

Vol.12 No.1 Storage and Management of Textbooks in Public Primary Schools in Ghana By Rhoda Acheampong, Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum & Daniel Armah-Attoh 30 August, 2012

Vol. 11 No. 1 Political Accountability in Ghanaian Slums: Evidence from the Grassroots By Jeffrey W. Paller 10 August, 2012

Vol. 11 No. 4 School Level Structures And The Management Of Education Resources In Public Primary Schools In Ghana By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum, Daniel Armah-Attoh & Maxwell Agyei Ashon

Vol.11 No 3 Leakages In The Supply And Distribution Of Core-Textbooks In Public Primary Schools In Ghana By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum & Daniel Armah

Vol.10 No.4: Governance in Africa’s Oil and Gas Exporting Countries: Evidence from the Ibrahim Idex Of African Governance By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum & Maxwell Agyei Ashon 02 May, 2012

Democracy Watch No. 33 & 34

Vol. 10 No. 3: The 2011 Ibrahim Index on African Governance (IIAG) Rankings: Some Issues for Analysis and Discussions By Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum 21 November, 2011

Vol. 10 No. 2: The Re-demarcation and Reapportionment of Parliamentary Constituencies in Ghana: Daniel A. Smith 19 October, 2011

Democracy Watch No. 32

Democracy Watch No. 31

Democracy Watch No. 29 & 30

CDD-Ghana Annual Report 2009

Vol.9 No.4: The Cultural Foundations of Disability: An Ethno-Communication Approach : Kwesi Yankah 02 November, 2009

Democracy Watch No. 27

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More than a Jingle? Making the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda a Reality!

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s “Ghana Beyond Aid” (GhaBA) agenda may have come to stay. It is continuously evoked domestically and in our foreign relations and multilateral/bilateral partnerships.

Although commendable, and generally well received by Ghanaians and the international community, the President’s words have been short on detail. Not only does the stated vision of a Ghana beyond aid come with no definite timetable, it also comes without a coherent policy framework or strategic plan articulating what it means and what it might take for Ghana to realize this bold vision. This has led critics, including Professor Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, to dismiss as sloganeering and political grandstanding, the GhaBA agenda. He warned that if government does not set its priorities well, the agenda will most likely not yield the desired change.

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